Photo: a group of illegal immigrants were expelled to Mexico by US border patrol officers on the 26th. /Reuters
[Ta Kung Pao] according to the associated press, US President Biden signed an executive order on immigration on the day he took office on January 20. From January 22, US immigration law enforcement agencies suspended the expulsion of illegal immigrants for a period of 100 days. Texas federal court judge issued a temporary restraining order on the 26th, suspending the implementation of the administrative order.
As the most populous red state, Texas has been supporting Trump’s tough immigration policy for the past four years. Conservative officials in Texas worry that the suspension of deportation will lead to some illegal immigrants who have been released from prison remaining in the United States. Texas attorney general Paxton filed a lawsuit in the Federal District Court on the 22nd.
Texas federal court judge tipston made the ruling on the 26th, and said that the Biden government failed to provide any specific and reasonable reasons for the suspension of deportation. This administrative order has exceeded the authority of the federal government and violated the federal law. Tippton said the ruling was valid for 14 days. It is reported that Tipton is a judge appointed by trump.
The White House said in a statement on the 26th that President Biden will continue to take immediate action to reform the immigration system, so as to ensure the safety of the community while maintaining American values. Analysts said that although the ruling is only valid for 14 days, it may mean that the legal challenge of American conservatives to Biden’s government’s immigration agenda has entered a new stage.